There are probably certain criteria a pair of shoes must meet in order to make it in your shopping cart. Of course, the silhouette must align with your personal style and be trend-forward for the season. But equally important is the level of comfort. After all, a pair of shoes that pinches and gives you blisters may not always be a solid investment. If you’re currently in the market for a fresh pair of spring shoes, I thought I’d provide you an edit of top-notch styles that are not only cute but comfy as well. As in, they’re podiatrist-approved.
That’s right—I turned to Benjamin Tehrani, DPM, of Kings Point Foot & Ankle in Los Angeles, who is the creator of Nerve Assist (vitamins that I actually use to help with nerve pain). He weighed in on the shoe trends that are worth it because they won’t necessarily cause too much harm to your overall foot health. Of course, one of the top sneaker trends reigned supreme, but there are some sandal picks that were front-runners too. With all that in mind, keep scrolling for some of the best spring and summer shoe styles to consider right now, complete with visual and shopping inspiration.
“Some slides like those by Sam Edelman are supportive and provide a high quality in their craft. I also love slides made by Hoka, which are light, supportive, breathable, and have a heel-drop, which feels unusual at first, but the heel-drop actually relieves your calves. I always try to wear these in the morning after my Peloton bike rides, and they have yet to disappoint.” — Tehrani